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more violence in mali as a militant group launches guerrilla attacks on the previously liberated city of god made claims by the french military that the operation is almost complete. a lead to congressional revolt leaves a u.s. missile shield in europe defenseless with aid claims the system may fail to protect america and its nato allies and could be aimed against russia. and experts in the u.k. blame the failing economy and government cutbacks in mental health services for an alarming increase in suicide rates. you're watching our live from moscow with me to say it's good to have your company
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with us. and islamist rebel group is claiming responsibility for ongoing violence in mali is most are in city of god that's after gunmen nonsense supplies guerrilla attack over the weekend the city was rocked by two suicide bombings however france maintains the military campaign in mali to force out islam is almost complete local correspondent gonzalo want to report. the situation in mali is obviously going to have a gruesome ending there are more than enough indications of last friday the country was shaken by the very first terrorist attack in its history we're going to witness reports of what was carried out by a fifteen year old suicide bomber that of arab descent the bomber was the only one killed after the detonation of a few hours later responsibility. by the motor water jihadists one thing to remember here is that this is a vast desert territory and therefore it is very difficult to control this attack
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is just another example confirming that despite the news reports of the french army having taken over gal timbuktu into doubt there is still a long way to go before jihadists are ousted from the country in severe artie's crew was given access to the civil defense camps and were volunteers and civilians are preparing to fight against the jihadists the f.l.n. a and gondokoro a local pro-government militia movements that account for a total of two thousand eight hundred operatives but do not support the strategy chosen by the french in mali and joining forces in fighting the terrorists. we share the same goals but what they did was a really bad service to us all there was not really about the army itself al-qaeda had been operating on mali and territory for a number of years now they have all those and they keep getting more by kidnapping white people for ransom drones pays them to have their citizens returned and then the terrorists have cash to buy weapons if we talk about al qaeda there's no way the army can fight it because that she it's terrorism in action and those
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paramilitary who know the terrain well say fighting a war they cannot take part in is meaningless one thing all these paramilitary groups have in common is their patriotism and zeal to protect their country and drive away the narco terrorists but this is a losing fight given the financial resources and ammunition start they have. i'm ready to go it all lengths i'm raised to give my life right now to save my family up there in the north because we're all here have family see i believe france will stop these attacks for a while when the french troops leave they will start all over again because the criminals are still out there hiding them on the civilians not all of them have been caught really need to be given the mandate to complete this mission our own we're ready for it. only we can do it because we grew up in the north we know the terrain and the people so we're the only ones who can stop them and find them in the villages and the desert where we know every corner and every punch of land.
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overall while the jihadist forces are taking over their land kidnapping people and using suicide bombers to fight for their cause the civilian population remains the country's most vulnerable group. earlier our it is gonna change again spoke to russia's ambassador to the un vitaly churkin about the possible reasons for the ongoing conflict the interviews on am six forty five pm g.m.t. all you can watch it on our website at r.t.e. dot com but here's a quick sneak preview for you right now. oh repercussion of spring was the dramatic events in libya. we're in the course of the crisis of course lots of weapons were brought into libya and there was a lot of there were lots of weapons of as it is but still many more weapons were brought into libya during the recent hearings which then secretary of state clinton had in the house of representatives one of the congressman said that they had
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information that cut that with a wink and nod as he put it from the united states brought in twenty thousand tons of weapons into libya and you know twenty thousand tons you can arm is small terrorist army and so on of course this is exactly what has happened in mali definitely we see a spillover from the libyan crisis to to a neighboring country and most likely the spillover has affected other places as well for instance it may well be there are many indications to that effect that the terrorist attack in the in the in the jury had something to do i mean close to the libyan border also had some sort of libyan connection in terms of people maybe weapons terrorists emanating from libya participating in that attack. the u.s. missile defense shield in europe is under for the scrutiny congressional report
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revealed that the system may be unfit for its declared purpose the study claims that the shield may not be able to protect america and its nato allies from a potential iranian missile strike the report also acknowledges moscow's concerns that the u.s. a system undermines a russia's nuclear deterrent rao over the missile shield as a strained relations between the two countries as washington refuses to give most legally binding guarantees this is them is not aimed against russia president obama had promised to be quote flexible and quote on the subject until his reelection but some observers doubt the u.s. will give up on its geo political ambitions. i don't think it was ever intended to protect against iranian missiles something in fact that do not even exist iran has no nuclear weapons nor do they have capability to launch a missile all the way to the united states clearly this missile defense system has
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always been about surrounding russia and china and that's why it doesn't the math doesn't work when you look at having a protect against an iranian system fact as nato is expanding in its encircled russia i think we're only going to see more of these so called again missile defense deployments into various nato countries looking at how this all of our runs our country today how the corporations control our congress i think it's clear that congress will continue to support these systems the new secretary of defense that obama is nominated chuck hagel former republican senator from nebraska was one of the co-sponsors in the senate of the missile defense program so he clearly is a strong ally of the system. so was science free up in the u.k.
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with this was blaming a combination of issues including personal debt and cutbacks to the mental health budget a problem that is prompting calls for greater government action archies entered pharma reports. for the last year and a half and thorn has been coming to terms with the tragic death of a son aged just twenty three toby took his own life riding his spinal words on the back of a bank statement after racking up a three thousand pound overdraft and a five thousand pounds student debt it was just the shock this wasn't fun one but had a history of depression or mental illness or even had come across as being down or depressed you know in the last few weeks months of his life if anything he came across as someone you know didn't have a care in the world following his death and became a trustee for the charity piracy which aims to prevent suicide among young people from a home in cornwall she even runs her own blog giving advice but it's
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a battle her charity and similar ones around the u.k. are struggling to win suicide is on the increase according to latest figures accounting for six thousand deaths between twenty ten and twenty eleven a rise of seven percent so why being increase while an inquest ruled that toby's financial problems working for britain factor to his suicide experts now say that enabling u.k. economy is partly to blame for the recent surge in deaths nationwide areas of high unemployment such as camden here in london are among those worst affected and it's a problem compounded by cutbacks in mental health services the double whammy effect of the recession is that the people are becoming more distressed more anxious and therefore more at risk of wanting to take their own lives at the same time whether sterrett in cuts means that we have fewer psychiatric beds that the crisis isn't there and if that isn't enough the growth of same day loan companies and
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intimidating debt collectors are adding to the pressures people are feeling according to researchers brighton university we have some very very good regulations to protect people. it's problematic letting problematic debt collection however here's that big particularly well it's just because these practices do it in response the u.k. government has announced plans to crack down on aggressive bailiff's from next year late night visits will not be allowed and restrictions will be put on what property can be seized they are also spending over a million pounds on research as part of a suicide strategy plan but that is only one very small step in the right direction for someone like dan there's no. i mean one thing i've learned more about thirty five than i ever wanted to know but i've done a lot of reading and rethought and i think strangely complex hopefully entirely the
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trend will go down with what we need to be doing more andrew farmer for r.t. london. still to come this hour i guessing a game and a few minutes away explain why many ecologists play not outraged by the authorities decision to go ahead with multibillion dollar deals with the west and the story in details and more just ahead. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm charged welcome to the big picture.
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a dozen political parties up promising to bring their supporters to the streets on the day mocking to yes and c l single from a. hosni mubarak and israelis which will include a march on the presidential palace i intended to increase the pressure on the country's new leader mohamed morsi islam is the lead government is accused of repressive measures after last week's decision to shut down the video sharing website and the regime protests have that led to bloodshed in their capital and elsewhere in egypt spokesman for the opposition affluent however he says people are so disillusioned with their government they no longer need to be called to protest . people are going to the streets they are going on the streets willingly they don't really need any opposition calls for a new protest because the whole country is in a standstill there's nothing moving forward because there is no real administration at pressing the people needs and the people demand the actual anger in the streets
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so the only solution that i can see and that any sane person can see that the opposition the brotherhood and all the all the different political factions to be in a quality of government that would be the only solution and the only way out because at that moment this government will take responsibility for any reform that's going to be as one of the happening of the country but the idea of just excluding everybody out of the government post revolution country in a country that's acting or calling for democracy where there is no real parliament in session that can hold the president or the government accountable to the failures of administering the country and then refusing to have a quality of government that's just a call for chaos. here in aren't you always trying to keep you updated with the latest on our website for stories from around the world here's what we've got we've got some news for you a regular safety drill on a fancy cruise line that went terribly wrong when a lifeboat fell into the sea killing five people we've got the details at our dot
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a result of georgia's in kiev all working on enlisting western companies to explore its shale gas reserves to help new sekoff has however that isn't going down well with the countries in myron mentalist. reports. it was described as the day of ukraine's energy independence when in november last year a key have signed a one billion dollar agreement with a spanish utility to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on the black sea coast delight quickly turned into dismay when it emerged that the man signing the deal had nothing to do with the company three months later ukraine's leaders were shaking hands again this time with boiled dutch shell having signed a real deal to explore and develop the country's potentially he would shale gas reserves reportedly the third largest in europe for. the expectation is about eight to ten billion cubic meters of gas production per year
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and the highest is up to about twenty two twenty five once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and to even become an exporter. this is definitely sweet music to keep for years ukraine has been striving to reduce its relies on imports from russia especially now when gas. for violating gas agreements this project is definitely good we would pay between one hundred fifty to one hundred eight dollars per cubic meter of gas instead of the four hundred fifty dollars we're now paying to gas problem but if everything is so promising why are people out in force against the shale gas initiative for the second tour no if not worse for years ukraine has often been divided on many different issues from perception of history to the official number of state languages and then you shale gas initiatives are no exception even sworn political enemies hardline nationalists and communists have put their differences aside and
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spoken out against. the opposition even proposed a bill prohibiting the exploration and extraction of shale gas the matter of. information on how the gas split between shell chevron and ukrainian companies is class it is still not clear if it's going to be profitable plus the companies don't care about harmful it will be to the environment. but political battles of the colleges are the most concerned with a potential threat from the shale gas program they insist it could lead to a full blown strophe but whenever they speak out the pro-government media labels them as agents of gas. usually and different chemicals that extract more gas from the rocks and so the underground system which provides fresh drinking water is completely destroyed because water is a strategic ecological resource and when we spoil it the area becomes practically non-viable so. even in the most optimistic scenario ukraine may see its own shale
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gas filling its pipes only in a decade from now ecologists insists they're not against shale gas and really support just that the potential environmental impact from its extraction needs to be researched and assessed before drilling begins they have already sent a letter to the president the question is whether those at the top will be willing to listen let's see russia. reporting from q. in ukraine. more international news and now and the head of the syrian opposition in exile has renewed calls for peace talks with the assad government in the rebel held north of syria but the offer comes with certain demands including the release of a hundred and sixty thousand prisoners damascus says they would agree to sit down for talks but without any preconditions the opposition wants to negotiate the departure of president assad which the embattled indeed to has so far refused to consider
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it's also unclear if the al-qaeda rebel groups in syria would support a ceasefire and this comes as the top u.s. military officer says he's some poles are mean insurgents to bring a fast to end to the conflict. the authorities have held their first reconciliatory talks with the opposition in the rain and both sides to say they're ready to continue dialogue to stop and to resume proto. yes we have losses for two years and claimed up to eighty lives program form campaigners are calling on the government to deal with police brutality and discrimination the city won and he claims it's implemented some of the reforms yet activists say there's too much power concentrated in the hands of the city. well a stampede at an overcrowded railway station in northern india has left at least thirty six people dead with local media warning the death toll could rise the
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accident reportedly occurred after railway officials announced a last minute change in the platform tens of thousands of millions gathered on the banks of the gun g.'s a river for the religious festival the most significant hindu pretty good image that takes place every twelve yes. in the latest development of the political crisis into nature the president's a circular party has threatened to leave the baseless led coalition government the moves expected to be confirmed later on monday may comes after days of violent protests in response to the assassination of a prominent opposition figure which some are blaming on the country's islamists rulers. is in the capital tunis with. forty eight year old lawyer shockley belied criticize the islam as to government for creating a religious state into media and burying democracy now belied is dead but his ideas
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are not to music. the country has been in crisis economic political and social the ruling troika how to chone really a year and a half but we didn't see any progress the death of our comrade becomes the last straw. and the move to the streets with protesters demanding the authorities and label to protect its citizens to leave the city with. some crime because below he was a symbol of dignity and a symbol of the defense of the country this is a political assassination and that means the violence is not over because your people can use your interior ministry said that one million and they have joined the ceremony that turned into a political minister station people said that if the crowd reached the city center it would have been the last day of the government. as your attend the funeral of shockingly late on friday after the seventy try to make their way to visit is made and yet she continued and she got him in for tests but they were not allowed to do
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that at least used tear gas immediately it was such a such a siege was packed with people that slogans we're hearing are completely different . carry an islamist flags people masterly in support of the ruling and not a party the local branch of the muslim brotherhood police were at the scene to protest and demonstrators this time this reverse gathering didn't pull more than five thousand participants but the government used this to illustrate that their position was still strong. men did it through the people support and believe our party needs all of our. revenue or they try to save face but don't have the choice they lost credibility and have no choice but to dissolve the government which is by de facto dissolved already. standing on the brink of a political crisis prime minister proposed to form
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a new cabinet consisting of neutral politicians his own party rejected the plan and cruz and anxiety over possible further split and fears a growing that the political divisions may lead to even more victims always threaten to another guy from the opposition was attacked at the funerals i don't want to panic and exploit that person but there is a list of people those who fought for the revolutions principles liberty democracy dignity we're all in danger two years ago tunisia became the first nation to have an arab spring revolution that has been hailed as a success story praised for the minimum of violence and turmoil but as we watch the country face a political implosion it may be only now that this crane that has been wound up tightly it's been sprung for three days clashes between police and protesters shook the country leaving many injured and cars burnt out across the city but it all
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finished as quickly as it started just hours later the capital looks empty and come and the loudest noise here at the moment is sound of birds twittering. t. g.'s yeah. right away getting reports that there's been a methane blast at a mine in northern russia eighteen miners are thought to be trapped under the rubble with four escaping emergency teams are now heading to the side wall of course keep you updated as soon as we get more details on the story. right we've got a special report coming up in just a few minutes stay with us here on r.t. . the mission. liquid intake should three pounds for charges free. range
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